Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) (Driver Essential) Part Time
About the role
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth. This a part time position, working 6 hours per week.
An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to children and young adults who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The Intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication.
This job role will be to support a 15 year old in Plymouth. Typical activities will involve supporting the individual to access the community and encourage the child's communication and social interaction. Please select the 'Additional documentation' link to view more information on the role and the service in which it is based.
The successful candidate must be available to work flexibly across the week, be available after school and during school holiday periods.
A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.
The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and also BSL level one or possess native sign language skills. You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments.
Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Sharon Jones, Sharon.Jones@sense.org.uk
No agencies please.